See that is Alonso heading to F138The teams head off to Barcelona this week for the second four-day test of the year. The venue is the Circuit de Catalunya: a popular location for testing due to temperatures that are usually mild all year round and a technical layout that challenges every aspect of car and tyre performance. The theory goes that if a car can be quick in Barcelona, it can be quick in most places. This is what all the teams will be trying hard to establish over the next four days.
TEAM TUESDAY, 19/2/2013 WEDNESDAY, 20/2/2013 Red Bull Sebastian Vettel Sebastian Vettel Ferrari Fernando Alonso Fernando Alonso McLaren Sergio Perez Jenson Button Lotus Kimi Raikkonen Kimi Raikkonen Mercedes AMG Nico Rosberg Luis Hamilton Sauber Esteban Guttierez Nico Hulkenberg Force India Adrian Sutil Pol di Resta Williams Pastor Maldonado Valtteri Bottas Toro Rosso tba tba Caterhan Charles Pic Guido van der Garde Marussia tba tba
TEAM THURSDAY, 21/2/2013 FRIDAY, 22/2/2013 Red Bull Mark Webber Mark Webber Ferrari Fernando Alonso Felipe Massa Mclaren Sergio Perez Jenson Button Lotus Romain Grosjean Romain Grosjean Mercedes AMG Nico Rosberg Luis Hamilton Sauber Nico Hulkenberg Esteban Guttierez Force India Pol di Resta Jules Bianchi Williams Maldonado/Bottas Bottas/Maldonado Toro Rosso tba tba Caterham Guido van der Garde Charles Pic Marussia tba tbaEach car will have a maximum of 35 sets of Pirelli’s new P Zero supersoft, soft, medium and hard compounds available in Barcelona, including the Cinturato intermediate and wet tyres if needed. In total, each team is allowed 100 sets of tyres per car for testing purposes over the course of a season. Pirelli will pick 20 of the sets that will be tested at Barcelona per car, while the teams are free to pick 15 more that they would like to try. Any sets of tyres not used at the previous test in Jerez may be carried forward to this test.
TYRE SET PER TEAM 2012 FASTEST TIME Super soft 1 1:22.391 (3 day) Soft 5 1:22.312 (4 day) Medium 5 none Hard 6 1:23.265 (1 day) Intermediate 2 none Wet 1 none